The tourism industry is delighted that pre-departure testing ends at 23:59 on Monday June 20, just in time for the ski season, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA).
The new date will see New Zealand align with much of the rest of the world, giving travelers the confidence to book a trip to our shores.
Throughout the pandemic, TIA has supported the health-based response that has clearly saved many lives.
“Abolition of pre-departure testing will make it easier for potential visitors to choose New Zealand when determining where to vacation,” said TIA chief executive Rebecca Ingram.
“We are delighted to now be able to move into the next phase of recovery and confidently welcome more international manuhiri (visitors) to our shores.”
Ms Ingram said the earlier date would be a boost for the ski industry, with news following Queenstown’s biggest snowfall in years over the weekend.
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